Boston Celtics Regular Season Rosters

1959-1960 Boston Celtics Regular Season Roster

Player Pos HT WT YOS Pre-Draft Team Draft Status Nationality
Gene Conley PF 6-8 225 2 Washington State 1952 Rnd 10 Pick 4 United States
Bob Cousy PG 6-1 175 9 Holy Cross 1950 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
Gene Guarilia F 6-6 215 0 George Washington 1959 Rnd 2 Pick 8 United States
Tommy Heinsohn PF 6-7 218 3 Holy Cross 1956 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
K.C. Jones G 6-1 200 1 San Francisco 1955 Rnd 11 Pick 5 United States
Sam Jones GF 6-4 198 2 North Carolina Central 1956 Rnd 8 Pick 3 United States
Maury King SG 6-2 195 0 Kansas 1957 Rnd 6 Pick 8 United States
Jim Loscutoff F 6-5 200 4 Oregon 1955 Rnd 1 Pick 3 United States
Frank Ramsey F 6-3 190 4 Kentucky 1953 Rnd 1 Pick 5 United States
John Richter C 6-9 225 0 NC State 1959 Rnd 1 Pick 6 United States
Bill Russell C 6-10 215 3 San Francisco 1956 Rnd 1 Pick 2 United States
Bill Sharman G 6-1 175 9 USC 1950 Rnd 2 Pick 5 United States

1959-1960 Boston Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters B. Cousy B. Sharman F. Ramsey T. Heinsohn B. Russell
Rotation   K. Jones S. Jones G. Conley J. Richter
Rotation     G. Guarilia    
Lim PT   M. King J. Loscutoff    

1959-1960 Eastern Division Standings

RankTeamRecordGB
1Boston Celtics59-16-
2San Francisco Warriors49-2610
3Syracuse Nationals45-3014
4New York Knicks27-4832

1959-1960 Boston Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
Bob Cousy All-NBA First Team (1960)
Bill Sharman All-NBA Second Team (1960)
Bill Russell All-NBA Second Team (1960)
Bob Cousy Eastern All-Star Fan Vote Selection (1960)
Bill Russell Eastern All-Star Coaches Selection (1960)
Bill Sharman Eastern All-Star Coaches Selection (1960)

1959-1960 Boston Season Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST
Tommy Heinsohn 75 32.3 21.7 10.6 2.3
Bob Cousy 75 34.5 19.4 4.7 9.5
Bill Sharman 71 27.0 19.3 3.7 2.0
Bill Russell 74 42.5 18.2 24.0 3.7
Frank Ramsey 73 27.5 15.3 6.9 1.9
Sam Jones 74 20.4 11.9 5.1 1.7
Gene Conley 71 18.7 6.7 8.3 0.5
K.C. Jones 74 17.2 6.3 2.7 2.6
John Richter 66 12.2 4.3 4.7 0.4
Jim Loscutoff 28 19.1 5.5 3.9 0.4
Gene Guarilia 48 8.8 3.0 1.8 0.4
Maury King 1 19.0 10.0 4.0 2.0

1959-1960 Boston Celtics Roster Composition

Selected via Draft

Gene Conley was selected as the #1 pick in the 10 Round of the 1952 NBA Draft by the Boston Celtics. Gene Conley signed a contract with the Boston Celtics on September 1, 1952. Gene Conley re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Boston Celtics on September 1, 1958.

Gene Guarilia was selected as the #8 pick in the Second Round of the 1959 NBA Draft by the Boston Celtics. Gene Guarilia signed a multi-year contract with the Boston Celtics on September 1, 1959.

Tommy Heinsohn with the Boston Celtics on September 1, 1959.

K.C. Jones was selected as the #6 pick in the Second Round of the 1956 NBA Draft by the Boston Celtics. K.C. Jones signed a multi-year contract with the Boston Celtics on September 1, 1958.

Sam Jones was selected as the #8 pick in the First Round of the 1957 NBA Draft by the Boston Celtics. Sam Jones signed a multi-year contract with the Boston Celtics on September 1, 1957.

Maury King was selected as the #8 pick in the 6 Round of the 1957 NBA Draft by the Boston Celtics. Maury King signed a contract with the Boston Celtics on September 1, 1959.

Jim Loscutoff was selected as the #3 pick in the First Round of the 1955 NBA Draft by the Boston Celtics. Jim Loscutoff signed a multi-year contract with the Boston Celtics on September 1, 1955.

Frank Ramsey was selected as the #5 pick in the First Round of the 1953 NBA Draft by the Boston Celtics. Frank Ramsey signed a contract with the Boston Celtics on September 1, 1954. Frank Ramsey re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Boston Celtics on September 1, 1956.

John Richter was selected as the #6 pick in the First Round of the 1959 NBA Draft by the Boston Celtics. John Richter signed a contract with the Boston Celtics on September 1, 1959.

Acquired via Draft Rights Trade

Draft Rights to Bob Cousy, the #3 pick in the First Round of the 1950 NBA Draft, were acquired by the Chicago Stags from the Tri-Cities Blackhawks on September 1, 1950. Bob Cousy signed a multi-year contract with the Boston Celtics on November 1, 1950.

Draft Rights to Bill Russell, the #2 pick in the First Round of the 1956 NBA Draft, were acquired by the Boston Celtics from the St. Louis Hawks on April 30, 1956. Bill Russell signed a multi-year contract with the Boston Celtics on December 20, 1956.

Acquired via Trade

Bill Sharman was acquired in a trade by the Boston Celtics from the Fort Wayne Pistons on April 26, 1951.

1959-1960 Boston Celtics Front Office

Staff Member Position Start Season Previous Job
Walter Brown Owner 1946-1947 N/A
Lou Pieri Owner 1950-1951 N/A
Red Auerbach Head Coach, General Manager 1950-1951 Head Coach (Atlanta Hawks, 1949 to 1950)
Johnny Most Radio Broadcaster 1953-1954 N/A